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Highlights & News

May 22, 2015
Remember to Celebrate Safely this holiday weekend as we remember our U.S. heros. 

May 12, 2015
June 1 deadline for GHS Labeling & SDSs requirements, members click here for guidance

April 23, 2015
PHMSA reminds Hazmat shippers & carriers of emergency response responsibilities, see notice.

April 8, 2015
FMCSA issues Final Rule on Civil Penalties, read more.

April 1, 2015
PHMSA to clarify policy on additional name item fireworks Approvals, read more here.

March 24, 2015
Prepare for the season with APA Safe-T First, members click here.

February 25, 2015
Delays may continue despite West Coast Port labor resolution, read more

February 13, 2015

West Coast Port delays escalate, APA members click here for guidance. 

January 30, 2015

PHMSA issues NPRM to amend the HMR and adopt certain widely-used SP's, see notice.

December 18, 2014

FMCSA issues Final Rule today rescinding DVIR requirement.

December 1, 2014

FMCSA issues advanced NPRM on minimum financial responsibilities levels.

November 20, 2014

Former CPSC Chair Tenenbaum joins industry Foundation team.

November 11, 2014

APA files comments on Reverse Logistics NPRM.

November 6, 2014
APA files comments on EPA’s Request for Information (RFI) on the agency’s Risk Management  {...}


Annual Meeting & Convention

The APA holds an Annual each Fall that is open to APA members only. During the Convention, association members convene an Annual Meeting to elect association directors and conduct industry business. Additionally, the convention features a variety of general programs on issues of importance to the fireworks industry, as well as a resource room to network with industry colleagues.  APA Conventions provide attendees with the opportunity to be briefed on the latest issues impacting the fireworks industry as well as interface with federal government officials from the DOT, ATF, CPSC, FMCSA, and OSHA.

Members click here to view key presentations from the 2014 APA Convention 

                               67th Annual Meeting & Convention - October 6-9, 2015
                            Grand Hyatt, Denver, Colorado







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